Press statement: Socialist Party Zambia condemns the growing extreme rightwing fascism in Brazil’s second round Presidential election
The Socialist Party in Zambia is keenly and with progressive lenses following the manner in which the process towards the 28th October second round presidential poll in Brazil is building up. It is with deep concern for the suffering and economically disadvantaged working masses across Brazil, that we express our unwavering solidarity with the Brazilian working class majority fighting to free itself from capitalist strangulation.
We note some desperate attempts by the fascist extreme right-wing presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, to try and discredit the revolutionary credentials of Lula Inacio Lula da Silva, currently jailed on fake corruption charges, by labelling the entire Workers’ Party (PT), which is fielding Fernando Haddad as its presidential candidate, as criminals who deserve to be “cleansed” from the face of Brazilian society. If this does not amount to genocide against the left-inclined working masses of Brazil, then we do not know any other way to define it.
The recent comments made by Bolsonaro against the Workers’ Party rank and file do not only border on class genocide against the working and peasant classes but could also be used as an excuse by violent extreme right-wing fanatics to stage attacks on the working class, progressive peasant organisations and minority groups that are increasingly making their voices heard in opposing the right-wing conservative presidential candidate’s sordid campaign strategy.
The Socialist Party in Zambia is very much aware, in view of Bolsonaro’s unfortunate utterances, that even the jailing of Comrade Lula is a desperate attempt by the neoliberalinclined government of Michel Temer to curtail the march of the working class and progressive peasants towards the people’s mass-led and consensus-driven socialist revolution. This, however, will amount to nothing because the Brazilian working class and progressive peasants, under the leadership of the Workers’ Party with Comrade Lula at the helm, already got a glimpse into how a state led by the working and toiling people looks like.
In the name of international working class solidarity, we stand roughshod with the Brazilian working masses amidst this blatant class-inspired attack on their revolutionary conscience and conscious, because we know they will get none from the United Nations (U.N) or any human rights organisation in the world for the sole reason that Bolsonaro’s attack on Brazil’s Left sits in very well with the dominant global capitalist hegemonic narrative. This solidarity is about cementing the global Left’s pursuit for the respect and recognition of the working masses’ collective rights worldwide.
Issued By: Comrade Cosmas Musumali/On Behalf of the Politburo